I Have Incurred an Injury.

I have some very bad news. It is to my great and utter disappointment that I have incurred an injury.

I wish I could say it that it happened while doing something adventurous – like a bear fight, but unfortunately that was not the case.

Actually, this is a bear we saw right outside my house just about a year ago. I asked Mum if I could go scare it away, but she didn’t let me. I would have done a number on it though..


Anyway, enough delaying, here’s what happened –

I fell off the bed.

Now hold on! Before you make any assumptions let me explain a little. I DO have a ramp on our bed. So this was not an attempted dismount. This was a plain ol’, fall off the bed. Mum and Dad were even in the room. I was just playing with my toys as usual, but I guess I stepped too close to the edge where the blankets were fluffed up. So my footing gave way and I fell.


I know it seems crazy that such a veteran explorer and expedition leader such as myself could slip up like that. But, I guess it happens to the best of us. Heck, maybe I even needed this. You might even call it a little ‘grounding’ (excuse the pun).

So Mum and Dad noticed the next day that I was limping on my front-right leg (the injury happened late the night before). I tried not to make a big deal out of it, but they noticed nonetheless (moms don’t miss much). So, you guessed it, they decided to take me to the vet, which was exactly why I didn’t want to make a big deal of it.

Here’s a picture of me on the way to the vet – eyes closed in dreaded anticipation.


The vet was a nice lady with a gentle touch though, so I’ll be happy for that. I always prefer a woman’s touch ; )

Anyway, she massaged my back and arms, feeling around for anything abnormal. Luckily I passed that test, but she said my shoulder and chest seemed swollen.

She then checked my eyes, ears, and then did something unspeakable when she took my temperature! I won’t repeat it here, but let’s just say that if it had been a male vet I would have filed for a lawsuit.

They decided I should get an x-ray just to be sure. My x-ray turned up no broken bones. So the conclusion was that it was just a bruise or sprained shoulder. Phew!


The vet said I should stay off the shoulder for as much as possible, and that I should put regular heat/cold on it.


I don’t mind the heat pad, but I hate the cold pad. I get very grumpy when Mum holds that cold thing on me.

For the first couple days after it happened, I was still limping a little and showing a bit of effort when lying down. I also have this weird click in my shoulder whenever I walk. I almost feel like my brother Oakley with his cat bell.

Mum has fenced me off within my own room, keeps a close watch on me when I go outside, and has blocked all couches and beds so I can’t jump on them. If you ask me, this is a bunch of B.S. – I am a celebrity recovering from an injury, not a criminal on house arrest.

Not pleased.

They took me out on the boat for a calm cruise though. It was nice to get out and about again and feel the breeze in my face. I also have to say that I’ve been getting a lot of treats, which is nice – but I have to tell Mum to stop giving them to me. I am going to lose my impeccable physique if I keep eating treats and not exercising.


So I’m supposed to take it easy for two weeks. I don’t think I’ve even gone a day without a walk expedition in my life.

We’ll see how it goes. Hopefully I’ll be back to normal and leading expeditions before I know it. I’ll just keep my paws crossed that it’ll be as simple as that – as I’m not sure how much more of this I can take.

I’ve even had to take up video games again.


So I want to give a big huge thanks to all my Facebook fans who gave their ‘Get Well’ wishes. It’s really encouraging to see I have so many people who care about me : )

Thanks fans. I’ll keep you posted to my progress.

Keep milkin’ it,

~ Crusoe



17 Responses to I Have Incurred an Injury.

  1. Crusoe! I’m so glad it is a fixable injury. Before you know it, you’ll be leading expeditions again and turnin’ heads! Keep healin’!

  2. The same thing happened to me! My mom had to carry me in and out to go to the bathroom! The indignity of it all! Hope you feel better soon! =)

  3. Awww, sorry you hurt yourself. My Heidi had a ligament tear in her shoulder, and we worked with a great physical therapist (it saved having surgery). If you’re still under the weather, let me know and I’d be happy to give you her name…she is a miracle worker!

    • i am Timber the mini Dachshund and i have just done the same thing,i have to be put in a crate for up to 6 weeks,only out for a pee and i am used to doing loads of walking and running around,glad you got better! HOPE

  4. Hi Crusoe! So sorry to hear about your injury, but glad it is only a sprain. Happy to hear about your cruise – nothing like some fresh air to lift your spirits!!

    I, myself, have just had foot surgery, but lucky enough to have my two mini dachshunds to aid in my recovery. My husband made all of us some cinnamon rolls this morning!

    I wish you a speedy recovery & I just know you will be back to exploring & leading explorations soon!!!

  5. Oh Crusoe, we’re so sorry to hear about your great fall! Yes, house arrest is terrible butt be thankful it’s only for a few weeks. I had to do it for 10 weeks when I ruptured my disc. Now that was miserable. You’re gonna be just fine my furend.

    Lily Belle

  6. CRUSOE! Hang in there…you still have LOTS of exploring in your future. I am also a black and tan doxi–named Bonnie Lee (my mom calls me the Bonzi Bomber cuz I have too much energy). I’m only 16 months old, so I’m still a kid.
    I love reading about you and your adventures. They inspire me to complete my own, but the grown ups around here think I always have to be careful (of what I don’t know…) like I wasn’t allowed to play outside today because it was 98 degrees! I wasn’t very happy about that….but I got ice cubes with my snacks. Love those crunchy things.
    Keep those updates coming! <3

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